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Dr. Sentia Goursaud

Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Cambridge
Madingley Road
CB3 0EZ Cambridge


  ECN Member

Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        - Water stable isotope records from all water phases, i.e. vapour, precipitation, surface snow and ice
- Comparison of water stable isotopes - enabled climate models
- Antarctic climate change at the current, last decades (ANR ASUMA), last millenia (2k through the PAGES2k project) and the last interglacial (WACSWAIN)
PAGES interests        2k Network, CLIVASH2k
Topics        Climate dynamics, Climate variability, Data Stewardship, Interannual-decadal varaibility, Statistical analysis
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Holocene, Last millennia, Last glacial cycle, Observational period, Pleistocene
Regions        Antarctic region
Sector        Academia / Education, Research
Discipline        (Paleo)climatology
Computers        ArcGIS, LaTex, Modeling, MySQL, Python, QGIS, Unix
Laboratory        Isotopes




Klein, F., Abram, N.J., Curran, M.a., Goosse, H., Goursaud, S., Masson-Delmotte, V., Moy, A., Neukom, R., Orsi, A., Sjolte, J., Steiger, N., Stenni, B., and Werner, M., Assessing the robustness of Antarctic temperature reconstructions over the past two millennia using pseudoproxy and data assimilation experiments, Climate of the Past, 15(2), 661-684. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-661-2019

Goursaud, S., Masson-Delmotte, V., Favier, V., Preunkert, S., Legrand, M.,Minster, B.,Werner, M., Challenges associated with the climatic interpretation of water stable isotope records from a highly resolved firn-ice core from Adélie Land, coastal Antarctica, The Cryosphere, 13(4), 1297-1324. https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1297-2019

Bréant, C., Leroy Dos Santos, C., Casado, M., Fourré, E., Goursaud, S., Masson-Delmotte, V., Favier, V., Agosta, C., Cattani, O., Prié, F., Golly, B., Orsi, A., and Martinerie, P.: Coastal water vapor isotopic composition driven by katabatic wind variability in summer at Dumont d'Urville, coastal East Antarctica, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 514, 37-47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2019.03.004


Goursaud, S., Masson-Delmotte, V., Favier, V., Orsi, A., and Werner, M.: Water stable isotope spatio-temporal variability in Antarctica in 1960–2013: observations and simulations from the ECHAM5-wiso atmospheric general circulation model, Clim. Past, 14, 923-946. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-923-2018 2018.


Landais, A., Casado, M., Prié, F., Magand, O., Arnaud, L., Ekaykin, A., Petit, J.-R., Picard, G., Fily, M., Minster, B., Touzeau, A., Goursaud, S., Masson-Delmotte, V., Jouzel, J., and Orsi, A.: Surface studies of water isotopes in Antarctica for quantitative interpretation of deep ice core data, Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crte.2017.05.003

Stenni, B., Curran, M. A., Abram, N. J., Orsi, A., Goursaud, S., Masson-Delmotte, V., Neukom, R., Goosse, H., Divine, D., and Van Ommen, T.: Antarctic climate variability on regional and continental scales over the last 2000 years, Climate of the Past, 13, 1609, 2017. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-1609-2017

Goursaud, S., Masson-Delmotte, V., Favier, V., Preunkert, S., Fily, M., Gallée, H., Jourdain, B., Legrand, M., Magand, O., Minster, B., and Werner, M. (2017). A 60-year ice-core record of regional climate from Adélie Land, coastal Antarctica. The Cryosphere, 11(1), 343-362. https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-343-2017


Goursaud, S., Agu, A.,Wojkiewicz, J.L., Redon, N., Lahcen Khouchaf, .-Enhanced metrological performances of organic electronic ammonia sensors using electro spinning techniques, Procedia Engineering, 87, 204-207, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.11.619